Job Description

An animal technologist is responsible for the care and welfare of laboratory animals used in medical, veterinary and dental research. Some technologists are also directly involved in experimental work.

Animal technologists are in daily contact with animals, and much of the work involves routine tasks essential to the care and welfare of the animals.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • handling and moving animals safely;
  • administering medicines;
  • cleaning cages, pens, trays, equipment and fittings;
  • feeding and watering animals;
  • checking the environment (for example, temperature and humidity);
  • monitoring the condition of animals and recognising and resolving any behavioural problems;
  • obtaining samples and measurements;
  • collecting and recording data;
  • ensuring animals are kept clean and comfortable.



1 Trans-Amadi Road, Port Harcourt.